October is about all things Halloweeny. In honor of the Halloween month, we decided to highlight 10 of the creepiest musicals. Because there are so many, we will be splitting these into two blog post. Some may seem creepier to some than to others, so we are listing them in no particular order. Enjoy!
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
This musical follows a couple who has been caught in a storm and ended up in the home of a mad scientist who unveils to them the muscle man, Rocky Horror, his new creation. Overall this is a classic horror musical that has developed a worldwide cult following over the years.
Bat Boy: The Musical
This musical tells the story of a half boy, half-bat that grows up with an adopted family and learns how to be a normal boy but still has a hard time fitting in. Throughout the course of the musical, there is a lot of blood, murder and tragedy while sticking to a touching story.
After Mrs. Lovett, a pie shop owner, is wrongfully sentenced to prison, a homicidal barber helps her get back to the judge who had sentenced her by providing her with meat for her meat pies. Creepy, isn’t it?
Phantom of the Opera
Although this classic musical is portrayed a romantic production, it still conveys some spookiness. Think about it; a masked man haunts a theater for a long time and ends up falling in love with an actress. If that isn’t creepy, then I don’t know what is.
The Little Shop of Horror
This follows the story of a florist who finally finds his chance for romance with the help of a man-eating plant that needs to be fed blood!
Most of these musicals can be found in film forms, so if you’re looking to get in the Halloween spirit, check them out. Stay tuned for the next 5 scary musicals!